CASTLE OF THE  DAY
Jutting from the rugged Highland countryside like an outstretched arm, the wrecked Ardvreck Castle is one of the most impressive northern landmarks.  Built back in 1490 by the Macleods, the castle gained something of a sinister reputation after its occupants imprisoned the rebel Marquis of Montrose. Montrose, initially a guest of the castellan, ended up arrested and was later executed in the capital. The castle fell into ruin shortly after it was captured and burnt by the Mackenzies in 1737.

CASTLE OF THE  DAY

Jutting from the rugged Highland countryside like an outstretched arm, the wrecked Ardvreck Castle is one of the most impressive northern landmarks.  Built back in 1490 by the Macleods, the castle gained something of a sinister reputation after its occupants imprisoned the rebel Marquis of Montrose. Montrose, initially a guest of the castellan, ended up arrested and was later executed in the capital. The castle fell into ruin shortly after it was captured and burnt by the Mackenzies in 1737.

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